Designing Your Master Bathroom

Designing Your Master Bathroom

Years ago, no one really had a master bathroom. Yes, we’ve become spoiled! Many potential homeowners won’t even look at a house unless it comes complete with a pretty decent master bathroom.

If you don’t have one, you should consider adding one, if you can afford it. You’ll wonder how you ever survived before. The layout of your master bathroom will be determined by usage timelines and how comfortable you feel with your significant other; therefore designing a master bath that will successfully serve the needs of two people requires good communication. Couples with different work schedule might prefer to separate the bedroom from the bathroom with a door to reduce noise when using the facility.

Some couples would enjoy the openness of a large multi-head shower or the togetherness of a deep-soaking oversized bathtub with a hand-held shower in their master bathroom. Remember that details such as individual towel bars, robe hooks and double sinks all contribute to the ease of use and accessibility of the facility when two people are trying to get ready at the same time in the morning.

Couples need to discuss how their daily habits and preferences will affect the style and layout when coming up with a design plan for their master bathroom. Carefully planning a master bathroom creates islands of privacy. Couples that value their privacy would more than likely prefer some type of separation between the toilet, vanity and bathing area. You can design a separate yet adjacent his-and-her-bathroom where you can divide some of the facilities between the two areas such as a shower in one and a bathtub in the other. Creating his and her zones that can be accessed by a pocket or sliding door creates privacy yet allows the fixtures to remain accessible when needed. Trust me, privacy is good, especially if you are both getting ready at the same time.

To speed up time spent in the bathroom by couples at the same time, a simple solution for a two person master bath is to have his and her console-style sinks positioned on opposite sides of a partition wall so that each person has their own private space for grooming.

With enough space and ample storage for each person, master baths can be a convenient space for two people to use. At minimum, a six by ten foot space that houses a toilet, tub and single vanity may be all you need. Keep in mind, that the more unusual the layout, the greater the chance that a potential buyer won’t have your same design tastes as you, so selling your home might take longer or not happen at all.


  1. one
    Comment by bathroom fixtures: Jun 1, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Thank you very much for sharing this thought, I just so happens that I currently having renovations in my house.

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    Comment by Joan @ Imperial: Aug 1, 2012 at 5:56 AM

    I like the idea of the his and hers sinks. My husbands gets annoyed to say the least when I hog the sink/mirror when I’m getting ready. I’m not sure…a partition wall might be taking things to the extreme!

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